What is a Bone Densitometry Exam?
Bone Densitometry or Bone Density or DEXA Scan (Dual Energy X-ray absorptiometry), is a low dose x-ray that checks for bone thinning or mineral loss. The hip, spine, hand or foot are the areas x-rayed. The most accurate results are found when the hip or spine are tested.
Advanced Imaging offers the most accurate, lowest dose machine in the area. Our Hologic Discovery QDR Series Bone Densitometer, combines Bone Mineral Density (BMD) measurement and vertebral fracture assessment. These are the two most definitive factors associated with bone fracture risk due to Osteoporosis.
Benefits of the Hologic Discovery are:
- High Definition Instant Vertebral Assessment (IVA-HD) which allows you to identify spine fractures with one rapid, low dose, single energy image at double the resolution of previously available techniques.
- Single Sweep Scanning enables superior image quality.
- Fastest available (typical exam time approximately 70 seconds).
- Most accurate
- Lowest x-ray dose
- Capable of whole body fat content and peri-prosthetic lucency/ loosening evaluation.
Ask your doctor for Advanced Imaging for your next Bone Density exam.
State of the Art
Advanced Imaging offers the ONLY 3D DIGITAL Mammography/ Breast Tomosynthesis in Alabama, as well as the highest field MRI (1.5), and a CT with the highest quality images in the region and with the best 3D and vascular capabilities available.
Our Bone Density is the most accurate, lowest dose machine in the area and our Digital X-ray has the fastest, highest fidelity digital system, with lower radiation dose than film. Advanced Imaging Ultrasound is the latest technology with the highest fidelity images available.